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I was recently in Tasmania for a short getaway. Being my first time visiting Hobart, I wanted to cram in as many sites as possible. The one I enjoyed for its friendliness and quality of goods was Salamanca Market
. This market won a Tasmanian Tourist Award in 2017 and having now visited it, I can see why.
Salamanca Market, Hobart. So many stalls to browse through.
With over 300 stalls, stretching the full length of Salamanca Place, this market has something for everyone. The road is closed to house them all and the lovely, historic area of Salamanca is a beautiful setting. I stayed at the Somerset on the Pier on Elizabeth St Wharf, so it was a short walk to the market on the Saturday morning. I was lucky with the weather too, on the Friday when I arrived, it was raining, but the sun made a welcome appearance on the Saturday.
I stayed at a hotel on Elizabeth St Wharf, just a short walk from here to the market.
The market is on every Saturday from 8.30 am to 3 pm and you can browse through the following stalls –
I enjoyed browsing through the lavender stalls, the handbags, as well as the soap and beauty stalls. Allow at least two hours to see everything, a leisurely pace is recommended for this market. You will be impressed with the quality of the goods, many of which are handmade.
I walked away with quite a few bags of goodies. Then, after deciding I had spent enough money, I was heading back towards my hotel when I noticed a gentleman dressed in a top hat and quirky waistcoat who was roasting chestnuts. Of course, I had to buy some. They were the perfect snack on a cold June morning.
Roasted chestnuts on a cold June day were a lovely treat. And what a handsome outfit the gentleman is wearing.
I flew down to Hobart on Jetstar, it was a 1.5-hour flight and pleasant enough. I have heard the winds can cause havoc when you are descending into Hobart airport, thankfully the day I landed, it was calm. I didn’t hire a car but there are many places to hire one if you want to see more of Tasmania. I did also visit Port Arthur
, but I travelled there by bus with Pennicott Wilderness Journeys
, who were great, but again, there are other adventure travel companies you can check out.
If you are planning a trip to Tasmania, then add Salamanca Market to your list of must-see places. It is relaxing, friendly, and you will find a bargain or two.
I'm hoping to return to see more of Tasmania sometime soon, I found it to be a big country town with all the facilities of a city. It is a pretty and pleasant place to visit whether you are going for a short trip or staying longer to see more of our island state.
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